- Title: Coffins carrying plane crash victims shifted to Islamabad
- Date: 8th December 2016
- Summary: ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN (DECEMBER 8, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF RESCUE WORKERS AND RELATIVES CARRYING COFFINS OUT OF AYUB MEDICAL AND TEACHING HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF RELATIVES CARRYING COFFINS ON THEIR SHOULDERS COFFIN BEING CARRIED TOWARDS AMBULANCES ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN (DECEMBER 8, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF AMBULANCES LEAVING HOSPITAL
- Embargoed: 23rd December 2016 07:58
- Keywords: Pakistan bodies coffins plane crash
- Location: ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN
- City: ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Reuters ID: LVA0015C0W4SL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
Forty-seven coffins carrying the dead bodies of those who died in a plane crash in Pakistan were carried out of a hospital in Abbottabad on Thursday (December 8) on their way to capital Islamabad via army helicopters.
Outpourings of grief erupted online soon after flight PK661 smashed into the side of a mountain near the town of Havelian, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, late on Wednesday (December 7) afternoon, after taking off from the mountain resort of Chitral.
Pakistan on Thursday mourned the 47 victims of its deadliest plane crash in four years, among them a famed-rockstar-turned-Muslim evangelist, two infants and three foreigners, as officials sought to pinpoint the cause of the disaster.
The plane crash was Pakistan's deadliest in four years.
Engine trouble was initially believed responsible, but many questions remain, stirring new worries about the safety record of money-losing state carrier Pakistani International Airlines.
The ATR-42 aircraft involved in the crash had undergone regular maintenance, including an "A-check" certification in October, airline chairman Muhammad Azam Saigol said.
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